we were in ames for easter last weekend-it was our first time missing veritas since we began 7 months ago! it was definitely weird to be away.
but we loved our time in ames with my family too and at cornerstone, our amazing "mother church." quick non-sequitur: after being in a teeny church for almost a year, bryan and i were just in awe of the well-oiled machine that is cornerstone. everything runs so smoothly, and the quality of everything there is outstanding. even the programs were printed on nice paper and perfectly folded! it was magical.
anyway, because it was our first time back in ames since christmas, i knew i wanted to make sure to meet two very important babies. two of my dear friends from our old connection group had babies in november of last year and i hadn't met them yet!
i also wanted their moms to feel loved too, so i made each of them a "latte changing pad." the one pictured is the one i gave to whitney. i used a blue and green animal print for rachel's since she had a baby boy.
i found the pattern in a book a received for christmas, one-yard wonders: 101 sewing projects. this is the book's description of the project: this compact changing pad and sleeve can hold a small package of wet wipes and two or three toddler diapers. it is intended for the toddler mom who no longer needs a big diaper bag, as it can be rolled up and tucked right inside your purse. perfect for a trip to the coffee shop!
i thought that sounded perfect for them, as their babies are already almost 6 months old! it was fun to give my friends a simple little gift of love and meet their babies-love you Rachel & David and Whitney & Gracyn!
the directions were pretty easy to follow, although i admit some sentences weren't as clear to me. the first one i made took about two hours to make, and the second only one! it was a pretty easy project, not quite like my last baby gift. : )